backup disk


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

backup disk

An external disk drive or a removable disk module that holds duplicate files. See backup storage and backup types.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The pointers enable the backup to decipher which files have been archived and allow it to automatically remove these excess files from the backup disks. This improves cost-efficiency by removing the problem of file duplication and uneconomical use of storage space.
Backup disk containing core operating software necessary for restarting a system
The computer housing SAARMS and the backup disk were destroyed in the blast along with all the original paper documents.
A THE address book is stored in a file with a .wab extension, and you can copy that file to a backup disk.
When power to the unit is removed, the IDBU will write all data to a backup disk via battery power.
COMPAREX will offer the ProtecTIER platform from Diligent, a disk-based data protection solution which the company claims allows users to reduce the backup disk storage capacity required by up to 25 times, or more.
It therefore searches the backup disk for the original file, deletes it, and saves only the placeholder.
Because data is stored on both a backup disk as well as to tape in a D2D2T configuration, it is more easily recovered.
These import/export programs can access an accounting data file on the same computer or on a backup disk from another DOS system, importing as much as the account number, description and previous and current years' balances.